Dr. Jerry Glover, an agricultural ecologist and National Geographic Society Explorer, works to improve small-scale farming systems around the world. Raised on a farm in Southeastern Colorado, Jerry earned undergraduate degrees in soil science and philosophy and a Ph.D. in soil science in 2001 from Washington State University. The journal Nature featured Jerry’s research on organic agriculture as a cover story and has recognized him as one of “five crop researchers who could change the world.” He has published articles on organic and perennial cropping systems in the journals Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Scientific American. His work has been highlighted in National Geographic, Scientific American, Discover and multiple documentary films on soil and farming. Jerry is also the Technical Content Curator for the soil and root exhibit, “Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots,” featuring his work with photographer Jim Richardson at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington, DC. He lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife Dr. Cindy Cox and their triplet 8-year old sons.